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Beecham Cemetery
Canadian County
The cemetery was established by the Beecham family to provide burial space for pioneers of the area. Many graves are marked only by crude stones, their inscriptions eroded by a century of exposure to the elements. In 1972, the Beecham Cemetery Association collected funds to provide for perpetual care for the one-acre cemetery.
Located on US-81, eight miles north and one mile east of El Reno

Bohemian Hall
Canadian County
Bohemian Hall was established in 1899 by early Czech settlers. The original structure was replaced in 1924 by the present building. Bohemian Hall is the focal point of Czech social and musical functions in Oklahoma, including traditional weddings, reunions, and family gatherings. Czech plays have been performed periodically for the last fifty years. The original hand-painted canvas drops for the stage are still in existence.
Located on Czech Hall Road

Chisholm Trail
Canadian County
A pioneer merchant, trader, and explorer, Jesse Chisholm, a mixed-blood Cherokee, established a trail through western Indian Territory before the Civil War. Texas cattlemen used the trail until the late 1880s to move millions of cattle to northern markets. The trail ran from Montague County, Texas, to Abilene, Kansas.
Located on US-81, three miles north of El Reno

Canadian County
An important stop on the Chisholm Trail, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency was established at Darlington in 1870. The settlement is named for Brinton Darlington, a Quaker who was appointed Indian agent by President U. S. Grant. A post office opened in Darlington in 1873 and the first newspaper published in western Indian Territory, the Cheyenne Transporter, was printed in the community in 1879.
Located on US-81, two miles north of El Reno

Fort Reno
Canadian County
Named for General Jesse L. Reno, who died in action in the Battle of Antietam in 1862, Fort Reno was a prominent outpost among the Cheyenne. US troops camped in the area during an Indian uprising in 1874, and a permanent site for the post was chosen the following year. The post was abandoned as an active military installation in February 1908, but it served as an army remount station until 1949. Many of the original structures still stand.
Located on OK-66 at entrance to Fort Reno

Fort Reno
Canadian County
See Fort Reno
Located at entrance to Cemetery Road Parade Ground (DAR)

Gift of John Kirkpatrick
Canadian County
This memorial commemorating the famous Chisholm Trail was a gift of Oklahoma City philanthropist John E. Kirkpatrick. See Chisholm Trail.
Located near Chisholm Trail marker in Yukon

Pikey's Crossing
Canadian/Grady County
Pikey's Crossing (circa 1867) on the South Canadian River was established by Benson Pikey, a Chickasaw born in Mississippi and Trail of Tears survivor (circa 1837). He was elected as a Representative to the Chickasaw House before and after the Civil War. During the Civil War, Ben fought for the Confederacy, serving as Captain of Company G in Shecoe's Chickasaw Battalion Mounted Volunteers.
Located on SH-4 bridge crossing over the South Canadian River between SH-153 and SH-37 (between Mustang and Tuttle).

Run of '89 West Boundary
Canadian County
At the opening of the "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889, this was the west line for the run starting at noon. Prairies and hills in the 2-million-acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands. Homes were planted and tent cities sprang up before nightfall.
Located on US Highway 66, one mile west of El Reno

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